RE: Re: A calculus of personal identity

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 02:26:42 +1000

Brent Meeker writes:
> Lee Corbin wrote:> > Stathis writes and Brent evidently is not one to resist a good pun> > > > > >>Stathis Papaioannou wrote:> >>> >>>Indeed, I would personally find the idea of clones of myself> >>>that I could run into quite disturbing, and the more like me> >>>they were, the worse it would be.> >>> >>A sobering reflection. ;-)> > > > > > An interesting psychological difference. About 35 years ago, I asked> > my long since deceased father what would be his reaction to a duplicate.> > He was very quick to assert that they would not get along at all. I> > have always wondered at that: why exactly would someone not like> > himself?> > > > (Of course, the joke would be on me if I found out that all my duplicates> > had very annoying personal mannerisms, and that the very sounds of their> > squeeky high pitched voices irritated the hell out of me.)> > > > I have always imagined that my duplicates and I would embrace with a> > love truer than long-lost brothers. I fancy that I would like myself> > a great deal :-)> > > > Lee> > I agree - I'd like my clone. I once found some old lab reports and as I was reading through them I > found one that struck me as unusually well written and insightful - and then I realized it was one I > had written.> > But we don't know Stathis. ;-)
It's as well that this is just an online forum, because I think that if my clone could make me vanish, he probably would do it rather than face life sharing my possessions, my secrets, and so on. Would that be suicide or homicide?
Stathis Papaioannou
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